History

St. Thomas Aquinas Roman Catholic School Division was formed in 1995 with the amalgamation of Leduc RCSSD No.132, Wetaskiwin RCSD No. 15 and Ponoka RCSSD No. 95 to serve the communities of Leduc, Ponoka and Wetaskiwin. Good Shepherd No. 13, serving the community of Drayton Valley, would join with St. Thomas Aquinas in 1997. In 2005, Catholic education was established in Lacombe, followed by the establishment of Catholic education in Beaumont in 2010. STAR Catholic today serves more than 3,700 students in 10 schools in Lacombe, Ponoka, Wetaskiwin, Drayton Valley, Leduc and Beaumont.

Superintendent of Schools

Dr. Eugene Miller • 1995 – 1999
Mr. Metro Huculack • 1999 – 2005
Mr. Jamie McNamara • 2005 – 2013
Dr. Troy Davies • 2013 – Present

 

Board Chairs

Dr. Peter Davies • 1997 – 1998
Mr. Michael Wyeth • 1998 – 1999
Mr. Fred Calkins • 1999 – 2003
Mr. Glenn Tompolski •  2003 – 2004
Mr. Fred Calkins • 2004 – 2006
Mrs. Sandra Bannard • 2006 – 2009
Mrs. Maria Lentz • 2010 – 2011
Mrs. Sandra Bannard • 2011 – 2014
Mr. John Tomkinson • 2014 – 2016
Mrs. Thalia Hibbs • 2016 – Present

 

Board of Trustees

January 4, 1995, following regionalization

Harvey Heck, JoAnn Gagnon, Michael Wyeth, Joan Kennedy, Linda Langlois,
George Ollenberger, Peter Davis, Brian Steffler*
*Brian Steffler resigned July 1, 1995 and was replaced Joan Gates.

October 1995, following election

Harvey Heck, Michael Wyeth, Joan Kennedy, Peter Davis, Linda Webber, Rose Whittaker
Rose Whittaker resigned September 1996.

October 1996, following Organization Meeting

Harvey Heck, Joan Kennedy, Peter Davis, Linda Webber, Michael Wyeth
Byelection held February 18, 1997 — Glenn Tompolski elected (replacing Rose Whittaker)

September 1997, following regionalization with Good Shepherd No. 13

Peter Davis, Joan Kennedy, Diana McQueen, Charlie Swap, Linda Webber, Michael Wyeth, Glenn Tompolski

November 1997

Dan Aloisio, Fred Calkins, Peter Davis, Jim McQueen, George Ollenberger, Charlie Swap, Glenn Tompolski, Linda Webber, Michael Wyeth

October 1998, following election

Dan Aloisio, Fred Calkins, Sandra Lyon, Jim McQueen, George Ollenberger, Charlie Swap, Glenn Tompolski, Linda Webber, Michael Wyeth

October 2001, following election

Dan Aloisio, Fred Calkins, Sandra Lyon, Jim McQueen, George Ollenberger, Charlie Swap, Glenn Tompolski, Linda Webber, Michael Wyeth

October 2004, following election

Sandra Bannard, Fred Calkins, Angela Greenidge, Arlene Hamilton, Maria Lentz, Karen Richert, Charlie Swap, Kelly Whalen, Michael Wyeth

October 2007, following election

Sandra Bannard, Angela Greenidge, Arlene Hamilton, Jack Kelly, Reuben Konnik, Maria Lentz, Karen Richert, Charlie Swap, Kelly Whalen

October 2010, following provincial election

Sandra Bannard, Dan Chalifoux, Angela Greenidge*, Arlene Hamilton, Thalia Hibbs, Susan Kathol, Maria Lentz, Karen Richert, John Tomkinson
*Angela Greenidge resigns September 28, 2011, replaced March 2012 by Henry Effon through Wetaskiwin byelection.

October 21, 2013, following election

Sandra Bannard, Dan Chalifoux, Henry Effon, Thalia Hibbs, Susan Kathol, Michelle Lamer, Karen Richert, Dan Svitich, John Tomkinson